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Grade 3 Occupational Therapist | Correctional Health

St Vincent's Hospital

  • Lead a dynamic and passionate team, as part of St Vincent’s Correctional Health
  • Located in the Western Suburbs
  • Permanent, Part time (15.2 hours p/w) - Flexible Roster

Why work for St Vincent’s Correctional Health Service?

  • Make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable patients
  • Use your skills and experience to support a multidisciplinary team
  • Career development opportunities in a growing service
  • Unique and rewarding work environment

About the Role
The Grade 3 Occupational Therapist is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of a high quality occupational therapy services to inpatients at St Johns unit, Port Philip Prison. The role reports directly to the Occupational Therapy Manager at SVHM, and has the support of not only the allied health team at Port Phillip Prison, but also the support and comradery of the occupational therapy team at SVHM. The role also requires leadership skills to oversee the operations of the occupational therapy service and the Grade 2 Correctional Health Occupational Therapist based at the Prison.

You will also:

  • Provide optimal Occupational Therapy clinical management to all patients through the continuum of care by assessment, treatment, re-evaluation, documentation, team liaison and effective discharge planning
  • Master a working understanding of the health and correctional health service
  • Establish and maintain strategic links and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders appropriate to this senior role.
  • Provision of and participation in supervision of staff as required, including assisting to manage clinical loads and roster and leave in consultation with the occupational therapy manager

Classifications for this position will range from Occupational Therapist Grade 3 VG3 - VG6 ( $96,205 - $109,917 per annum ).

Your Contribution
You are a motivated, engaging, and compassionate person who is looking to make a difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable. An understanding of the health needs for prisoner populations, including knowledge of alcohol and other drugs, mental health and homelessness is advantageous but not essential. You are a team player and a respectful and professional person who demonstrates a high level of moral values, interpersonal and influencing skills and strives to deliver consistency in all that you do. You possess attributes including resilience, integrity and the ability to think on your feet.

You will also have:

  • Relevant experience as an Occupational Therapist in a clinical in-patient setting
  • A keen interest & working knowledge of occupational therapy intervention to patients in the acute, aged care and rehabilitation settings.
  • Post Graduate or Higher Qualifications or an intent to commence in a relevant professional area are highly advantageous to this role, but not essential
  • Experience as a team leader in a similar setting.


  • Correctional Health Allowance and Salary packaging (increase your take home pay)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Ability to join Fitness Passport - Your pass to an extensive choice of fitness facilities
  • Staff Health Centre
  • Free car parking
  • Discounts and Promotions always available through our Foundation
  • Career development & advancement encouraged
  • Culture of continuous improvement
  • Flexible working arrangements including

About St Vincent's Correctional Health Service (SVCHS)
SVCHS at Port Phillip Prison (PPP) provides primary health, mental health and secondary medical health care to prisoners at Port Phillip Prison, Laverton. Port Phillip Prison is a maximum security male prison accommodating approximately 1107 inmates and is situated 20 km West of Melbourne. SVCHS works collaboratively with Forensic Mental Health Services (FMHS) who provides secondary outpatient and inpatient care for those prisoners with a mental illness.

Working at St Vincent’s
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services and is driven by values of Compassion, Justice, Integrity and Excellence.

Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and abilities. Inclusion is essential to our mission and diversity reflects the community we serve.

Please visit our website, for further information regarding our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment at SVHM.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases in healthcare settings. You may therefore be required to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

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Occupational TherapistSt Vincent's Hospital
Location Melbourne
Job Reference Number JR119624
Classification Occupational Therapist
Sub Classification Occupational Therapist
Job Type Permanent/Part-Time
Estimated Salary Package Not Applicable
Closing Date 29-01-2022

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